We found 8 pediatric ophthalmologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver PPO near Silver Spring, MD.

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Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
2041 Georgia Avenue Nw; Towers Building 2100
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Earl Kidwell is a medical specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Kidwell attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kidwell is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. He has received the following distinction: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Kidwell's hospital/clinic affiliations include Howard University Hospital, Maryland General Hospital, and Union Memorial Hospital & Extended Care Unit. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma

Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
5824 Hubbard Drive
Rockville, MD
 

Dr. Rajesh Rajpal works as a pediatric ophthalmologist. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is especially interested in glaucoma. Dr. Rajpal takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Rajpal completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Rajpal has received include Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors; Washington, DC/Baltimore/Northern Virginia Super Doctors; and Chief Resident In Ophthalmology, Medical College of Virginia. In addition to English, Dr. Rajpal (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Rajpal is professionally affiliated with Virginia Hospital Center.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma

Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
5454 Wisconsin Avenue; Suite 1540
Chevy Chase, MD
 

Dr. Robert Loeb's specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Loeb attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. His areas of expertise consist of glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Loeb has received the distinction of Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors. He speaks French. He is affiliated with MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma, YAG Laser Surgery, Laser Treatment, Surgical ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
8630 Fenton Street; #608
Silver Spring, MD
 

Dr. Joseph Snyder, who practices in Silver Spring, MD, is a medical specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Snyder include glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. He is professionally affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital. Dr. Snyder honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. He is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at George Washington University Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
4301 Conn Avenue Nw; Suite 125
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Leonard Friedman specializes in pediatric ophthalmology and practices in Washington, DC. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma, laser eye surgery, and radial keratotomy. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Friedman accepts. He attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Friedman's training includes residency programs at Washington Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He is affiliated with MedStar Health. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Radial Keratotomy, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
831 University Boulevard E; Suite 11
Silver Spring, MD
 

Dr. Duane Bryant's area of specialization is pediatric ophthalmology. In his practice, Dr. Bryant focuses on glaucoma. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Bryant is professionally affiliated with Shady Grove Adventist Hospital and Maryland General Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma

Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
5454 Wisconsin Avenue; Suite 1540
Chevy Chase, MD
 

Dr. Robert Kasper specializes in pediatric ophthalmology. His clinical interests include glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. Dr. Kasper is affiliated with MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. He attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Kasper's training includes residency programs at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and the University of Maryland Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Contact Lenses

Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
3912 Montrose Drive
Chevy Chase, MD
 

Dr. Steven Bernstein's specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Bernstein is especially interested in glaucoma. He is affiliated with VA Maryland Health Care System. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma

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What is Pediatric Ophthalmology?

Pediatric ophthalmologists are doctors that care for children’s eyes. Since vision is not fully developed until the age of twelve, problems with children’s eyes and vision are much different than problems with adult eyes. The youngest patients may not be able to communicate about their vision clearly or cooperate with exams like an grown-up would. In addition, if issues are treated effectively in childhood, it can often improve healthy vision as an adult. For all these reasons, pediatric ophthalmologists are important partners when it comes to kids’ eye health.

Pediatric ophthalmology is about more than just prescribing glasses. Some of the issues treated by pediatric ophthalmologists include:
  • Amblyopia, or lazy eye
  • Eye alignment problems, such as strabismus
  • Refractive errors, such as nearsightedness or farsightedness
  • Congenital cataracts, when a baby is born with a cloudy lens in the eye
  • Eye injuries
  • Vision problems caused by health issues that affect the whole body, such as juvenile diabetes or juvenile rheumatoid arthritis

Often, when adults are diagnosed with strabismus (eyes that are crossed or turn in different directions) they will be treated by a pediatric ophthalmologist, even though they are not children. Adult ophthalmologists seldom encounter strabismus, and pediatric ophthalmologists learn the techniques for treating strabismus are during their medical training. Since pediatric ophthalmologists have more experience with strabismus, they are the best choice even for adults.

Some of the treatments used by pediatric ophthalmologists include:
  • Prescription lenses, including glasses and contacts
  • Prescription medications to treat infections or inflammation
  • Other medical treatments, such as eye patches, tear duct massage, or eye exercises
  • Surgical procedures, such as those to repair blocked tear ducts or correct eye alignment
  • Laser treatments for retinopathy

Not being able to see well can make many parts of a child’s life difficult. Pediatric ophthalmologists work to protect your children’s vision now and into the future.
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